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The striking gabled houses of Chelsea are some of London’s most gracious and historic. Hugging a bend in the Thames River and interspersed with art galleries and luxury shopping, these elegant terraced homes attract top prices and demand innovative solutions for their renovation and extension, both above- and below-ground.

We established Scenario in 2007 with a vision to develop a uniquely collaborative architecture. We take a considered approach to our clients’ desires, placing their aspirations for an architect-designed house in great focus. The clients’ needs are the main drivers of our process.

A highly functional home is the product of a deep understanding and precise analysis of each homeowner’s unique lifestyle. That shows in our work. Scenario’s tailor-made homes tell the story of our clients – not ourselves.

Our landmark project Scenario House, was covered widely by the media and shortlisted for several prestigious architecture awards – including the 2018 RIBA London Awards. It demonstrates our successful approach to domestic architecture projects.

Scenario Architecture is a RIBA-chartered practice on top of the latest methods and technology. Founders Ran Ankory and Maya Carni, graduates of London’s Architectural Association, take a fresh, inventive approach to expanding and revamping period properties. Building an extensive portfolio of completed residential projects throughout London, they see the city’s most historic residential neighbourhoods as their backyard.

With more than a decade’s experience adding vaulted spaces and graceful curves to classic period homes, Ran and Maya have earned their place as London architects of choice. Their work has featured in Elle Decoration, Dezeen, Houzz and Ideal Home.

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First floor extension with a library nook. Part of a large renovation of a Chelsea house

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Creating an illusion of width with a mid plan skylight. A typical Chelsea terrace home is narrower in relation to other London Neighbourhoods

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Starting your Chelsea project

If you’re considering a residential architectural project in Chelsea, we’re here to help, whether it’s a renovation, extension or new-build. We created a brief illustrated overview to help you understand each stage of the process, whether you’re planning a home extension, renovation or new-build in Chelsea. Most architecture projects in Chelsea require planning permission from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). With our successful record securing planning permission on behalf of our clients, we can claim home advantage across historic London.

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Working with Scenario Architecture on your Chelsea project

Scenario Architecture is a boutique architecture studio focused on high-end residential projects across London. We tackle projects of every scale and complexity, from interior alterations and refurbishments to full renovations and new-builds, through our bespoke architecture service.

Our friendly, highly skilled team can take you step-by-step through the challenge of designing your space. We’ll collaborate closely with you from the initial drawings, detail design and planning through tender and construction to the successful completion of your project. On time and on budget.

Scenario is a RIBA Chartered Practice. We comply with the strict criteria of the Royal Institute of Chartered Architects, covering insurance, health and safety and quality-management systems.

Early adopters of the latest technology, we use innovative 3D design and visualisation tools as a standard for all projects. Our experience shows that real-time visualisations and virtual reality are extremely efficient tools for choosing finishes, fixtures and fittings, and simulating natural light. We also use 3D building information modelling (BIM) technology to produce reliable construction information, so all our project data comes from an accurate, coordinated 3D model. Using this technology collaboratively with consultants and contractors is proven to save our clients time and money.

A Chartered Institute of Building case study featuring a Scenario project demonstrates the great benefits of this technology for domestic architecture.

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Chelsea basement extension below garden level for a home gym

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Detailed and bespoke joinery design

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High-end bathroom design in Chelsea

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Architects Chelsea In our clients words

scenario-architecture-testimonial-michael

Great ideas and vision to help with our substantial improvement of a Victorian terrace. In our experience Scenario’s method prioritises the final result. That may mean more professional fees or higher quotes from contractors, as they understand the exact requirements.


scenario-architecture-testimonial-guy

Great, professional service. Good drawings and models and ultimately passed planning at the first attempt with Hackney Council. Would certainly recommend!


scenario-architecture-testimonial-kauser

Scenario Architecture have created an outstanding design and space that was beyond my expectations. The design was through their unique process of understanding the client’s daily scenarios and collaborating with the client to come up with a unique design. The design process is one of the most memorable parts of the process and they also stretched my existing ideas to help create this unique space. A stress free journey throughout the whole process which Scenario were indispensable by giving advice on many difficult design and build decisions.


scenario-architecture-testimonial-brendan

We wanted to renovate our house in a conservation area in central London. Given this involved a complete demolition and new build with an extra floor on top, getting planning approval was always going to be tricky. Scenario did an amazing job on the new house ‘envelope’ and throughout the planning phase. We couldn’t have wished for better from them and having succeeded in gaining planning approval owe them a very big ‘thank you’.


scenario-architecture-testimonial-michael-gauer

Scenario were great at thinking imaginatively and coming up with a design for a ground floor extension that was more ambitous than other architects we spoke to. They also helped us find a contractor who was able to complete the project working within timescale and our tight budget. I would recommend for mid to large sized projects with sufficient budget to allow for full utilisation of their creativity.

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